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Beaverton Schools


Mrs. Krumm - Principal


Hello!  I was born in El Paso, Texas, and moved to Oregon when I was in 3rd grade.  Although it felt devastating to leave my beloved grandparents in Texas, I am grateful we ended up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where my husband and I enjoy all the beautiful bounty Oregon has to offer.  I have two strong, smart daughters who are products of the Beaverton School District.  This is my 27th year in education, and I can't imagine doing anything else.  I am passionate about providing students with the skills they need to be successful in high school, post-high school, and wherever their passions take them in life.  

You can expect: 

  • Students to be at the heart of every decision I make 
  • A commitment to equity and the success of every student 
  • An environment where ALL students are valued and respected for the gifts they bring to our community 
  • Joy to be evident in our building 
  • High expectations for academic, social, and emotional growth 
  • Positive, supportive relationships with students, staff, and families 
  • Clear and consistent communication

I am thrilled to be a part of this Highland Park family (this is my dream job!), and I am looking forward to partnering with you as we navigate these wonderfully crazy middle school years of learning and growth together.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any ideas, suggestions, wonderings, or questions. 

Mrs. McCarty - Asst. Principal


I am Oregon grown - a graduate of the Beaverton School District, University of Portland, and Portland State University. For the two years prior to joining Highland Park, I worked as an assistant principal at Stoller Middle School. Prior to that, I taught at the middle school level for over twenty years. I love the middle school years - a time of growth, change, and self discovery. I taught math in three Oregon districts but also taught many other subjects along the way. My path has included coaching, student leadership, AVID leadership, and service learning. I am committed to a high quality education for all students.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, daughter, dog and cat. I love outdoor activities, visiting extended family, trying new things, reading great books, and a large variety of cuisines.
I am so excited to be a part of the Highland Park community! Highland has compassionate teachers, committed parents, and fabulous students. Our mission is to engage, empower, and inspire, and the inspiration is contagious! 

Mrs. Vanderperren - Student Mgr

Mikaela Vanderperren

Greetings students & families!  I grew up in Chaska, Minnesota and received my college degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  I’ve taught English Language Development and Spanish K-12 in Texas, WI, MN and 2 districts in Oregon. I started this year as the School Support Specialist at Southridge High School. When the Student Manager position opened here, I jumped at the chance to join the Highland Park community.  This is my 30th year in education and I’m SO excited to help all students make positive memories of their middle school years.  My favorite parts of middle school were my friends (several of which I’m still in touch with), band, choir and after school activities.

As our Student Manager, I believe behavior is a form of communication.  My job is to make sure all students feel welcome and safe so they can be their most successful selves. 

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 3 “kids” (ages 22, 19 and 15) and our yellow labrador, Albert.  We love to explore our adopted home of Oregon by hiking, biking and eating food from all over the world.